should visit Kaladi not only to renew their faith in Advaita Vedanta, the dominant
philosophic school of Hinduism but also to wonder how a Brahmin born in this small obscure
village came, in the words of Jawaharlal Nehru," to look upon the whole of India from
Cape Comorin to the Himalayas as his field of action and left such an impress of his
powerful mind and rich personality on India that is very evident today."